BYU football: Cougars eager for historic opener on a big stage

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  • WhatsInItForMe Orem, Utah
    Sept. 3, 2011 10:18 p.m.

    @ Where's Stockton ??? - 10:34 a.m. Sept. 3,

    I know someone who drills for a living, so I really got a kick out of your comment. Very clever, very funny!

    P.S. I like reading your posts, but sometimes have a difficult time because you always seem to post in one BIG paragraph. Very hard to read. Is your input method limited? If not, please do us all a favor and break up your one big paragraph into several smaller ones.

    Hey! BYU squeeked by, 14-13. Who'da guessed?

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    Sept. 3, 2011 6:07 p.m.

    sissy b:
    medium well on the crow? are you ever right/

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 3, 2011 3:00 p.m.

    Thanks ole miss for putting Byu in their place.

  • Dennis Harwich, MA
    Sept. 3, 2011 2:24 p.m.

    This is not "Historic". It's another game to start another disappointing season.

  • GoGetter Sandy, UT
    Sept. 3, 2011 1:43 p.m.

    What a funny picture for the title.

    They look tough. Everyone should fear BYU....

    haha I almost typed that without laughing!

  • mgr63 DALLAS, TX
    Sept. 3, 2011 1:40 p.m.

    Utah St. beat the BYU squad bad last year. It was a joke! BYU will lose, and it will be an "ugly" game. Go Rebels!!!!!!!

  • mgr63 DALLAS, TX
    Sept. 3, 2011 1:09 p.m.

    HAHAHA! BYU is going to heart, just hype and words. Go rebels!

  • panamadesnews Lindon, UT
    Sept. 3, 2011 1:02 p.m.

    DC: Why are you being negative and sounding like BYU has already lost even before the game has begun? Are you a BYU fan, or not? You sound like you are frightened and your comments make it seem like you are already scolding the team for losing before they even play the game.

  • CougarForever Holladay, Utah
    Sept. 3, 2011 12:53 p.m.

    Watching all the trouble Utah State is giving Auburn confirms my belief that BYU rolls over Ole Miss today. We are much better than Utah State and Mississippi is much worse than Auburn. BYU by at least 21. So much for the mighty SEC.

  • Henry Drummond San Jose, CA
    Sept. 3, 2011 12:51 p.m.

    You might take a look at the USU game with Auburn. Maybe the SEC isn't all its cracked up to be. On the other hand maybe USU is turning into a beast. Forget about the SEC, BIG 12 and PAC-12, prepare for the Aggies.

  • GoGetter Sandy, UT
    Sept. 3, 2011 11:39 a.m.

    I wonder if the author of the article is a BYU fan.... seemed kind of one-sided.

    Oh well, good luck in SEC country today, you'll need it!

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    Sept. 3, 2011 11:37 a.m.

    sissy b
    let them play the game. mark it down

  • Tomahawk Red North Salt Lake, UT
    Sept. 3, 2011 11:14 a.m.

    BYU 17
    Mississippi 27

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 3, 2011 11:05 a.m.

    ole miss 30 Byu 17. Thanks ole miss

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    Sept. 3, 2011 10:34 a.m.

    If Oklahoma, Ok State and Texas go to the PAC Utah and Colorado will become extinct in College Sports geological time...they'll be so low on the sedimentory level that they'll have to case drill just to find any traces of them ever existing in the PAC

  • WhatsInItForMe Orem, Utah
    Sept. 3, 2011 9:53 a.m.

    As reported today nationally, Oklahoma is looking for greener pastures. Dominoes are falling!

  • WhatsInItForMe Orem, Utah
    Sept. 3, 2011 9:50 a.m.

    A BYU win coupled with a Boise State loss today means that the baton will be passed, so the Cougars better not drop it! BCS, here we come! (Trolls' hearts skip a beat.)

  • CougarForever Holladay, Utah
    Sept. 3, 2011 9:25 a.m.

    I orginally posted this to an old story so I'm reposting here:

    BYU should win this one easily. Ole Miss is ranked at the bottom of the SEC by the sports press who cover that conference (even below lowly Vanderbilt and Kentucky in the SEC-East). BYU has a stellar offensive line this year and our front seven on defense should be able to contain the Ole Miss running game despite the size of their OL. If Mississippi could mount a credible pass attack I'd be worried. They can't and I'm not. BYU by 21.

    Regarding Nelson's hair: Whenever my hair gets that long my wife makes me read 1 Corinthians 11:14.

  • StocksOnTheRocks Lehi, UT
    Sept. 3, 2011 9:06 a.m.

    No Measuring Sticks Bronc! Just a "W"

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    Sept. 3, 2011 9:00 a.m.

    So does Wynnie the Do's... return to the 60's look. Must be research in time travel the lastest fad now...on the Reservation.

  • Captain L Provo, UT
    Sept. 3, 2011 8:44 a.m.

    Watching TCU lose last night makes one realise that first games can be unpredictable, I fully expect BYU to win and win comfortably but you never know until the game is played. I know Ole Miss will be determined to prove last yr was a fluke, they have great athletes but BYU has great athletes too and I see the cougs winning this one. If we play like I think we can we win 35(or more) to 14, if the defense struggles some it could be closer, 28 to 24. Either way I see BYU pulling this one out. TCU's game last night shows us why you play the game though. Should be exciting. Go cougs.

  • DC Alexandria, VA
    Sept. 3, 2011 8:41 a.m.

    Enough of the fancy pictures and talk. Show us what's different on the field today. This is BYU's last chance to show BCS leagues that they should be included.
    OU will go to the Pac 12 (crystal ball says so, along with ESPN), as will Texas. The Big 12 is toast. They signed their own death warrant last year by sitting on their hands, although I think the big boys wanted it to die. Scheduling is going to be a beast now - mid season schedule full of WAC and MWC crap. But, if we can't beat a bad SEC team, that's where this team belongs.
    Not pessimistic, just realistic. This is supposed to be the best BYU team in 15 years - prove it.

  • mgr63 DALLAS, TX
    Sept. 3, 2011 8:21 a.m.

    That photo of the three quarterbacks gives me the eebie jeebies.

  • Otis Spurlock Ogden, UT
    Sept. 3, 2011 8:09 a.m.

    I would just like to wish Ole Miss, my new favorite team this week, good luck and congratulate them on their massive victory today. Go Ole Miss! Go Rebels!

  • Cougar Cindy Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 3, 2011 8:04 a.m.

    SO excited! GO COUGARS!!

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Sept. 3, 2011 8:03 a.m.

    Can u do a little research before u post meaningless comments about the honor code. U waste our time and discredit urself. Do u really think there is something wrong with slicked back hair? Check out the pictures our church leaders. Can u see Nelson's ears, collar and eyes? If the answer is yes, the haircut's approved. This is not the military academy. We just don't think a Wynning haircut is suppose to look like a girl.

    Do any of u want to bet whether or not Heaps will eclipse Wynn's 101 passing yards against a much better defense than Wynn faced?

    If Coach Chow thinks Wynn reminds him of Detmer, I think he's getting a little forgetful in his old age of how good Detmer was. I hope Chow is watching the Cougs today. Heaps will give him a much better picture of a QB who looks like Detmer.

    I can't wait to watch the Cougs on the national stage, instead of listening to them on a local radio station.

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    Sept. 3, 2011 7:57 a.m.

    honor co ed:
    that's long hair? this is an article about football. try the fashion section for your daily read.

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    Sept. 3, 2011 7:55 a.m.

    D News

    What's the weather forcast for Game time with T.S. Lee in the area and possibly coming to town???

  • Elcapitan Ivins, UT
    Sept. 3, 2011 7:03 a.m.

    As a rule, Sinners call sinners, sinners. Our Savior has long hair and I am sure Riley follows his example as best he can.

  • mgr63 DALLAS, TX
    Sept. 3, 2011 6:59 a.m.

    BYU, the "storied" football program begins a life alone! Go Rebels!!!!

  • nottyou Riverton, UT
    Sept. 3, 2011 6:51 a.m.

    Honor Code: You need a hobby.

  • metamoracoug metamora, IL
    Sept. 3, 2011 6:43 a.m.

    I attended a game in Notre Dame's "hostile environment" sporting full BYU regalia. ND fans were very gracious hosts. I'm looking forward to returning for BYU's future games there!

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    Sept. 3, 2011 5:34 a.m.

    Really looking forward to today's game with ole Miss...and wishing the team well. Been reading a few of Bronco's references to the Honor code over the past year...and piecing together what it truly means in light of all that has been going wrong in the direction that the game is going these days at other Universities and the attitudes of some of thier players, administrators, coaches and fans. Not all... but unfortunately a growing number who are disappointedly willing... or choosing to compromise on core values. I think that he has covered some really good points and I know that he has done a great deal to instill in the players of this very young... but very promising team... the essential quest to maintain these values at all costs...and to never compromise.

    To paraphrase Bronco's thoughts and roll them into one statement would not be all that hard...for the honor code itself isn't really that hard.

    From one of his more recent talks:

    Today is your defining moment...
    Never forget Who You Are...or what you stand for...
    Rise Up...
    No Compromise...there is no other way...
    Return with Honor...and never forget those you represent.

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    Sept. 3, 2011 4:57 a.m.

    @Honor Code

    Dude...even during the sixties when there really was a strict policy Riley's hair would have still been ok... You must have grown up in the 40's when everyone had GI haircuts and head lice were a real buzz cuts were the rule not the exception. Get out of the house once in a while... and find something actually meaninfully substantial to's 2011 not the dark ages of the Spanish Inquistion.

  • jazzlover Highland, UT
    Sept. 3, 2011 2:17 a.m.

    @Honor Code 12:39 AM

    Really? Wow....

  • CocoNutzz Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 3, 2011 1:44 a.m.

    Rise and Shout Cougars! Football is upon us.

    Beat Ole Miss

  • Honor Code Denver, Colorado
    Sept. 3, 2011 12:39 a.m.

    I thought BYU has a "haircut" rule on Campus, what's with the long hair slicked back with Riley Nelson. Sinners!